Top-10 Video Countdown

Tune in all week as we rank the Top-10 most popular classroom videos from the school’s YouTube channel. Videos were ranked by the number of views this year. Today we unveil the #10 & #9 videos in our countdown!

10. Oobleck Fun

First graders enjoyed the book Bartholomew and the Oobleck for Dr. Seuss’ birthday. They then headed over to the Lower School Science Lab to make their very own Oobleck for a fun cross-curricular activity. Student’s mixed their corn starch with water, and added green food coloring to match Dr. Seuss’s Oobleck. The mixture becomes what is known as a Non-Newtonian Fluid. If you hit it, it acts as a solid. But if you hold it still, it acts as a liquid. It changes depending on the pressure, or force, exerted, rather than changing due to temperature.

9. Shakespeare Week: Caesar’s Ghost

Traditions and rituals help cement a school’s identity while signaling what a school values. This tradition has been a part of the school since the early 1960s, and the annual Shakespeare play is rite of passage for the eighth grade class. And while the play itself is a massive undertaking for these students, there are many important lessons that are taught along the way.

An interesting twist to Julius Caesar was a change in the time period. The play is set in an alternate history, with Rome being a Soviet Satellite in the early 1990’s. This brought a whole new set of challenges.

Student’s grappled with the question of how to create Caesar’s ghost along with how to create an engaging flashback scene. After some trial and error, with some collaboration with both technology and art thrown in, an idea was born. Learn more about the process behind ‘The Ghost of Caesar’ in the video below:

In the time period from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019, our YouTube page videos received approximately 79,1518 views for a total of 93,258 minutes watched. These include new and previously created videos. During that same time period, we created a total of 45 videos ranging from experiences in pre-kindergarten to eighth grade. Stay tuned all week long as we release the Top-10 countdown of the most viewed videos from the past academic year!